Interactive Educational Game


I'm a high school Special Education teacher who would like to develop an online educational game for students with disabilities. My current tech skills are minimal. Since my idea is in its infancy, what skill set do I need? Should I take game design classes?

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asked Jan 17 '12 at 04:08
Nyc Teacher
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Its not clear if you intend this game to be a business or a hobby project (and there is nothing wrong with that - it's a great way of learning something new).

If you intend to develop this project as a business (very very hard to be successful in games IMHO) then start with the business side - who is your customer, how will you find them, what will they pay for etc. If you intend to work on this project as a hobby, then skip this part.

Business of Software Forum FAQ Business of Software WIKI Then I would, personally, start with basic programming skills before looking at anything specific to games.

answered Jan 17 '12 at 05:56
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  • @nyc_teacher - guessing that you're from NY right? Well your Mayor is supposedly following the course on that last link ( - but you didn't know that already... or did you? ;) – Ryan 12 years ago
  • Thanks Ryan. I didn't know our mayor was taking a programming class. lol. I can't wait to share this with my colleagues. We're too busy worry about test scores, Common Core Standards and evaluations. I intend to create the game as a hobby and have my students test it out. I might think about selling an educational game in the future. – Nyc Teacher 12 years ago

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